Each year, thousands of bills are introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. IMA reviews every bill for its potential affect on manufacturing and works directly with elected officials to encourage passage or defeat. Listed below are bills we are actively working on. IMA members are encouraged to contact their state elected officials and let them know our position. For more information, contact Mark Denzler at (217) 522-1240 ex 3008, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMA 2017 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
The IMA is focused on it’s five-point plan for manufacturing growth that includes (1) fiscal stability and pension reform, (2) workers’ compensation reform, (3) education and workforce development, (4) tax reform, and (5) property tax relief. In addition, the IMA has introduced a number of bills this year that include:
HB 2745 (Zalewski): Comprehensive tax bill that modernizes and makes permanent the R & D credit, merges the Manufacturers Purchase Credit and Graphic Arts exemption into the Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment exemption, and makes the coal, mining and off-highway credit permanent.
SB 1286 (Mulroe): Rewrites the Captive Insurance law making it easier for self-insured employers to domicile their insurance risk in Illinois.
SB 1455 (Manar): Reinstates a credit for combined heat and power systems in Illinois that was deleted in the energy bill in 2016.
HB 3109 (Stewart): Creates an income tax credit for expenses paid by employers for qualified apprenticeship programs.
CLICK HERE for complete 2017 IMA Watch list.
CLICK HERE for the Cook County Environmental Control Ordinance Amendments Draft